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    January 2014

    Reception for Prospective Docents

    January 13, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Lotusland plans a coffee reception for prospective docents at 9:30 AM on Monday, January 13. Visitors to Lotusland, a 37-acre botanic garden in Montecito, are treated to botanical and historical information about the estate, interpreted by docents who undergo extensive training to prepare them for giving public tours. The coffee reception offers an opportunity to learn more about docent training and to meet some of the very knowledgeable docents who currently lead tours at Lotusland. If you are interested in…

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    March 2014

    Ganna Walska: Enemy of the Average

    March 1, 2014 - May 17, 2014

    Lotusland proudly presents "Enemy of the Average", a multi-media installation showcasing Madame Walska’s unique persona and the results of her indefatigable drive and tenacious nature. This extraordinary exhibition opens Saturday, March 1. Archival photographs, film footage, recordings and personal belongings will be on display in the Lotusland Pavilion gallery, providing an opportunity to learn more about the accomplishments of this remarkable diva who has captivated the world. In her autobiography, "Always Room at the Top," Madame Ganna Walska proclaims herself…

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    July 2014

    Lotusland Celebrates 2014: Once Upon a Time . . .

    July 27, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Lotusland Celebrates: Once Upon a Time

    Lotusland's signature event, Lotusland Celebrates, is our annual fundraising gala and the hottest ticket of the Summer. For more information please contact Courtney at ctentler@lotusland.org or 805-969-3767 x116. This year’s theme is devoted to the mystery and mischief of fairy tales. You will be bewitched as traditional fables and fairy tales come to life in the enchanted gardens of Lotusland. Your favorite characters will be in attendance; large and small, good and bad, virtuous and wicked. The event will take…

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    July 2016

    Lotusland Celebrates 2016: Gods & Goddesses SOLD OUT!

    July 31, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    This year’s Lotusland Celebrates: Gods & Goddesses is not to be missed! THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Gods & Goddesses will take place on Sunday, July 31, from 4 to 8 PM and will be a memorable affair with lively entertainment, delicious hors d’oeuvres, a full bar, wonderful wine, and a sumptuous seated dinner on the Main Lawn. The proceeds from Lotusland Celebrates provide essential funding for Lotusland’s many programs, including an acclaimed Fourth Grade Outreach Program, as well as much-needed financial assistance…

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    February 2017

    First Day of 2017 Public Tours

    February 16

    The Garden reopens for public tours after our annual winter recess.   As always, reservations are required to visit the garden. Contact Visitor Services at 805-969-9990 for reservations or for more information.

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    May 2017

    Mother’s Day Tea and Tour

    May 13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    The perfect treat for someone special in your life! One of our most popular events is celebrating Mother’s Day—the Saturday before Mother’s Day— by touring the garden, enjoying tea and refreshments on our pavilion patio. The tours are docent-led or members may explore the garden on their own. This is the perfect treat for someone special in your life! Tickets are $80 for members, $90 for nonmembers and $40 for children ages 3–12. Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling 805.969.9990.

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    July 2017

    LotusFest! 2017

    July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Celebrate the Lotus Flower at Lotusland LotusFest is a celebration of the spectacular lotus flower that is Lotusland's namesake.  July is peak blooming season, and guests will have the opportunity to view these uniquely beautiful flowers while enjoying a relaxing afternoon at this casual, fun event. Enjoy wine tasting from Santa Barbara County's premier vintners, craft beer, delectable hors d'oeuvres, live music, lotus viewing and more! Lotus flowers open during the day and close at night. LotusFest! is one of…

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    Lotusland Celebrates: Avant Garden

    July 29 @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Lotusland’s signature event, Lotusland Celebrates: Avant Garden, our annual fundraising gala, is the hottest ticket of Santa Barbara’s summer social scene and is always a sold-out affair. Space is limited. Join us to celebrate Madame Ganna Walska's avant-garde style and help raise critical financial support to maintain her world-renowned garden. Avant Garden will be an exceptional party featuring iconic Italian fashion house Valentino presenting installations in Lotusland's memorable gardens followed by an elegant seated dinner on the grand lawn.   Experience an elegant garden odyssey with fantastic avant-garde surprises including…

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    October 2017

    2017 Exceptional Plants: Lotusland Auction and Sale-SOLD OUT

    October 7 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    The Ultimate Plant Party. This signature event is designed for garden connoisseurs, featuring rare and hard-to-find plants. Enjoy a wonderful afternoon at Lotusland with wine, specialty cocktails and sumptuous hors d'oeuvres served on the lawn. The highlight of the event will be a spirited live auction during which a more than a dozen very rare, very special plants will go under the gavel. Other collectible plants and garden items will be offered during a silent auction, and for those impatient plant lovers,…

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